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Re: powermac 9500 ethernet and 2.4 booting problems

On  16 Sep, this message from Chris Tillman echoed through cyberspace:
> On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 06:32:04PM -0400, Andy Bastien wrote:
>> Second question: I can't boot 2.4.anything.  I've tried both Debian's
>> 2.4.18-powermac and several iterations built from the 2.4.19 source,
>> and they all do the same thing.  I never get out of MacOS; after
>> clicking on the "Linux" button in BootX (either app or extension), the
>> hard drive runs for a few seconds, and the system locks up.  My
>> favorite theory is that the Imagine 128 video card is at fault; can
>> anyone verify or discount this?  I've tried all sorts of combinations
>> of frame buffer settings, with and without "Force video settings" and
>> "No video driver" in BootX.  Other than the two ethernet cards that
>> I've mentioned there is nothing but the onboard SCSI and ethernet in
>> the system (and both of those seem to work well enough).
> I tried with my 9500. The video card is an ATI Mach64 GX, but I get
> similar results. With linux.bin from the new-powermac folder, which is
> kernel-image-2.4.18-newpmac, it doesn't boot. With the linux.bin from
> the powermac folder (2.2.20), it does. With kernel-image-2.4.18-powerpc, 
> it boots but the video isn't driven; I can ssh in but the blackened
> MacOS startup logo is still displayed on the tube (using the BootX
> extension at startup).  I don't see any video errors in the dmesg log,
> though.
> The kernel-image-2.4.18-powerpc also does not have hfs compiled in.
> Neither kernel-image-2.4.16-newpmac nor kernel-image-2.4.19-powerpc 
> would boot.

Are the configs of these kernels available? We should check whether they
have everything neeeded for BootX booting compiled-in. AFAICT the only
option related to BootX is:


This is from my 2.4.19-presomething kernel that _does_ boot my 7600 with



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